Full-Time - Branch Director - Wynnefield branch

Settlement Music School - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Job Category: Administration (other)

Job Type: Paid

Job Term: Full Time

Compensation: $70000 - $72000

About Our Organization

Founded in 1908 Settlement Music School, a non-profit organization, is one of the largest community schools of the arts in the United States serving children and adults of all ages at five branches in Pennsylvania located in South, West and Northeast Philadelphia, Germantown, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, and its virtual branch, Settlement Music Online. Settlement provides over $2.6 million dollars each year in financial aid and scholarships to fully 60% of its students. Settlement’s reach is broad, and it continues the principles of its Founders, that there be no barriers to participating in music and arts education.

Job Summary

Settlement Music School is looking for a Full-time Branch Director for our Wynnefield Branch. The Branch Director is responsible for the educational, artistic, and administrative management of the branch and works as a member of the senior management in the overall administration of Settlement Music School. The person will work closely with all Branch Directors and the Dean to build upon successful program development models to encourage student recruitment from the community. The Wynnefield Branch Director is integral to building new partnerships and developing existing ones in the local community, which has been an area of tremendous growth for the School in the past several years. 


Specific responsibilities for this full-time position include:

  • Hire and supervise a six-person (full-time and part-time) office and custodial staff.
  • Assign and supervise approximately 45 faculty.
  • Oversee programs that provide more than 600 services per week.
  • Manage Settlement’s Advanced Study Jazz Program.
  • Develop relationships within the community served by the branch.
  • Continue to build enrollment.
  • Act as the staff liaison to the Wynnefield Branch Board of Directors.
  • Manage an 18,000-square-foot branch facility and grounds.

The Branch Director reports to the Chief Executive Officer and works closely with the Dean.

Job Qualifications & Requirements

Knowledge, Qualifications, and Skills

  • 5+ years of teaching experience and arts administrative experience that includes management.
  • Extensive knowledge in the field of community arts education.
  • Belief in the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in music education.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Attentive, empathetic leadership with enthusiasm for meeting and engaging with people.
  • Listens closely to understand needs or concerns and takes steps based on that input.
  • Gets back to people in a timely manner. Takes pride in providing clear, helpful information.
  • Ability to establish strong working relationships with individuals inside and outside the institution and be an outstanding advocate of Settlement’s mission.

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in music performance or music education; Master’s degree in music performance or music education or equivalent experience preferred.

Additional Details

Comprehensive benefits:

  • Medical & Vision insurance
  •  Dental insurance
  • Long-term disability and life insurance
  • 403b retirement contribution match
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and personal leave

How to Apply

To apply please send a cover letter and resume by email only to: Helen Eaton, CEO, helen.eaton@settlementmusic.org.